“Dr. Pearlman’s book offers parenting advice that is effective in every situation. Chock-full of practical applications, this book will help you ease out of those challenging situations every parent faces.”

—Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Catherine Pearlman, PHD, LCSW

How to Parent in Public Even When Your Child Is Having A Meltdown

“Are you breastfeeding?” the stranger asked while I waited with my newborn to order a drink at Starbucks. “Um, Well…” I said awkwardly, “it’s complicated.” I picked up my iced tea, collected my lingering morsels of pride and shamefully shuffled out the door. Then I...

Intensive Parenting Gone Wrong and The Elite College Fallacy

Everything that’s wrong with modern parenting is apparent in the recent college admission scandal. The FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston have charged nearly 50 people in an admissions conspiracy that involved parents paying anywhere from hundreds of...

Is Your Husband Around?

There are four words that when spoken to me incite my most aggressive impulses. I become fiery and almost hostile. It happens fairly regularly and yet, I’m still shocked when I hear it. Tonight, as the contractor was leaving the house, he said this: Is your husband...

Letting Kids Handle Their Money and a Tattler for 05/18/2018

Letting Kids Handle Their Money and a Tattler for 05/18/2018 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My children often receive holiday cards with money inside in the mail from their grandparents. They usually spend the money on stupid stuff they don't...

Letting Kids Handle Their Money and a Tattler for 05/18/2018

Letting Kids Handle Their Money and a Tattler for 05/18/2018 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My children often receive holiday cards with money inside in the mail from their grandparents. They usually spend the money on stupid stuff they don't...

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